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Photo Montage!: Week 1

January 8th, 2014 shjin15
The school offers a Tai Chi lesson every Monday afternoon

The school offers a Tai Chi lesson every Monday afternoon

 

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Calligraphy classes are held on Tuesday afternoons

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I think the Subway stations look like airports sometimes, especially with this baggage check. I guess this makes things safer. The subways are very nice though, and their subway maps are so much easier to read than the ones back home in NYC.

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On New Years day, we took a trip to Houhai (My roommate, Shirley/董冉, is in the middle!)

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At HouHai, there was a huge pond where you could go ice-skating. A lot of people were actually sitting on this contraption… I got this awesome shot of this father and son on one.

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Near Houhai is a set of huge Bell and Drum towers. This is the Bell tower! The sky was very pretty this day.

 

The steps to the Drum and Bell towers were VERY steep. Not for the faint-hearted... or for people scared of heights.

The steps to the Drum and Bell towers were VERY steep. Not for the faint-hearted… or for people scared of heights.

Inside of the Drum tower!

Inside of the Drum tower!

That's Chandler, posing at the top of the Bell Tower.

That’s Chandler, posing at the top of the Bell Tower.

In a Nanluoguxiang, a Hutong (a narrow alleyway). There were tons of little shops and eateries here.

In a Nanluoguxiang, a Hutong (a narrow alleyway). There were tons of little shops and eateries here.

 

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Chandler’s roommate bought us all little animal ears that we wore while shopping around the Hutong.

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CET took us to check out a Beijing Opera at a very fancy hotel!

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On the weekend, my roommate took a bunch of us to 798 – an art district in Beijing.

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Alyssa and I posing with a statue in 798 Art district.

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There were tons of street art, and little museums exhibits that you could walk into. The graffiti reminded me a lot of the ‘5 Pointz’ graffiti art in NYC that I went to this summer.

That’s alllllll for now. These pictures basically summed up my first week-week and a half in Beijing

Cheers,
Sophia
金羽庭 (Jin YuTing)

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